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Val Leogra Rural Civilisation Museum

the visit

The museum allows to retrace interesting aspects of the recent past, which characterized the lives of many families involved in agriculture, the rhythms of seasons and work activities, the relationships between neighbours and relatives. Visitors can well understand the differences between the reality linked to a closed household economy, and the economy developed due to the strong influence of the industrial type organization of work.

You can see plows, seeders, "sàpe", "solcaroi", witnesses to the cultivation of fields, and other farming tools: the "ronchéto" for the pruning of vines, the "torcio" for grape pressing, the "tajafoje" for silkworms, and the "rastéli" to collect hay.

The support of the domestic economy was contributed by breeding of poultry and pork, breeding of the "cavaliere", silkworms, and by processing of cow's milk into dairy products.

In this little specialized world spreads the art of getting by, and a farmer demonstrates also the ability to perform small works of handicrafts, carpentry, and shoemaking. A number of exhibition spaces has been created for these additional crafts: the "socolaro" (clog maker), the "scarparo" (shoe maker), and the "marangon" (joiner).

Life was punctuated by seasonal agricultural activities, but at the same time it was lightened up with parties, moments of carefree joy and conviviality, where people gathered to give thanks, and to share their products, or simply to "fare quattro ciàcole" (chat). We are unable recreate the "filò" (stories), but we can remember them while watching the faithful reconstructions of spaces, the centre of domestic life: kitchen, bedroom and stable.

Duration of visit: 1.5 h


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